This 1960s hand-winding Sandoz unisex vintage bracelet watch is a sturdy, minimalist classic for everyday wear. It's an example of edgy, yet simple, Mid Century Modern brutalist and minimalist design. It has an ultra high frequency mechanical movement, which ticks 21,600 times per hour. (A standard one would be 18,000.) This was cutting edge technology in the 1960s, and commanded a premium price.
And...it's been lovingly restored to operate as new!
It features a square case, stainless steel Dauphine style hands, a minimalist black dial, and date feature at 6 o'clock. It's mounted on the original integrated stainless steel metal mesh bracelet. The adjustable metal clasp lets you adjust for wrists ranging from tiny to VERY BIG 8" (20.3cm) around.
It is an ideal unisex size, measuring 27mm (1.1") across and 27mm (1.1") tall. Although originally sold as a men's watch, it'll amplify rockstar wrists of any gender!
This statement piece adds a flourish to both casual and business casual outfits. Perfect for date night, club night, and the BEST BEST BEST watch ever for 70s-80s anime cosplay—especially Macross, Gundam, Voltron, Dirty Pair, and Akira.
▪️ Sandoz unisex mechanical watch model 473X14-2—Switzerland, 1960s
▪️ FULLY RESTORED mechanical workings with six month warranty
• Silver-tone square case with stainless steel caseback
• Silver-tone Dauphine hands and date feature on minimalist black dial
• Original integrate metal mesh band fits even larger wrists up to 8" (20.3cm) around
▪️ Felsa 4125 Swiss 17 jewel hand-winding mechanical movement
• High-beat 21,600 beats/hour movement
▪️ Measures 1.1" (27mm) wide and 1.1" (27mm) tall
🔎 CONDITION 🔍
It's cosmetically in VERY GOOD used condition. The case and winding crown show signs of wear commensurate with age, including small scratches. There is light wear on the stainless steel bracelet and corners of the acrylic crystal. The original acrylic crystal has been polished to remove any scratches. The mechanical movement is in LIKE NEW, mint condition.
HOW DOES IT RUN? The Felsa 4125 17-jewel Swiss hand-winding movement works LIKE NEW. I fully restored this watch to ensure you're getting a dependable, functional timepiece. Every single tiny piece was disassembled, cleaned, inspected, adjusted, reassembled, and calibrated to keep time as well as the day it was first made. Sounds complicated and expensive? It was. A full servicing, mechanical restoration, and movement replacement like this generally costs at least $200. (That's over $200 that YOU don't have to pay.)
FUN FACT: The screws in this watch are so tiny that 4,000 of them fit in a thimble!
⏰ OPERATION ⏰
This is a hand-winding mechanical watch. Wind it once daily by turning the crown clockwise 10-15 times, or until you feel a slight resistance. It has a 43 hour power reserve, in case you forget to wind it for a day.
To set the time, gently pull the crown out to the first detent. Turn it until you reach the desired time, then push the crown back in.
Keep it wound even when you're not wearing it. This prevents the mechanisms from getting gummed up or corroded. If you do this, it'll last a lifetime!
It is NOT water resistant. Keep it away from water.
Of course, it's not about telling time. It's about how it makes you feel. For creative individualists, a watch is a powerful tool that amplifies the expression of your individuality.
📬 SHIPPING 📬
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING NOTE: USPS ••INTERNATIONAL•• shipments are delayed by a few weeks due to COVID, except the USPS Priority Express (2-5 days) service. If you need it FAST, you can upgrade to Express during checkout. Questions? Special requests? Contact me!
🛠 WARRANTY 🛠
I offer you a six month 100% repair warranty on the internal mechanical movement. (Damage from water and impact aren't included, but you'll get a heavily discounted price on such repairs.) Contact me if anything isn't working as expected.
I can repair your vintage watches. I buy vintage watches. Message me for more information.
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